Healthcare Team explains significance of CHC credential

Administered by the American Hospital Association, the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of over 800 healthcare construction professionals who currently hold the certification.

The CHC shows a commitment to continuous improvement and learning as it requires holders to obtain training on healthcare codes, standards, guidelines and compliance initiatives to maintain the certification.

RJM Construction is proud to have several team members who have earned their certification.

“Our team excels at effectively communicating complex construction processes to clients,” stated Rodney Hintz, vice president. “Promoting the CHC designation demonstrates RJM’s commitment to the healthcare market.”

The CHC certification program supports the community of healthcare construction professionals and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of broad-based knowledge in healthcare construction. The examination is designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge that is representative of practice in these healthcare construction management areas: Healthcare Industry Fundamentals; Planning, Design and Construction Process; Healthcare Facility Safety- Additions & Renovations; and Financial Stewardship.

Kris Hahn, RJM senior project manager, explains why the certification is important to him and our clients:

“Healthcare construction carries a unique set of requirements and codes that are not applicable to all construction projects. The CHC certification requires a person to have a high level of healthcare experience and knowledge to learn about the business and compliance of healthcare facilities through outlets such as ASHE and various facility engineering associations.  This blend of knowledge allows me to have a full understanding of how construction projects affect safety of staff and patients, infection control, interim life safety, utility interruptions, code compliance, emergency preparedness, financial implications on organizations, staff workflow and patient satisfaction. 

For me it shows the hard work I put into being a top healthcare construction professional. It provides healthcare facility owners and operators assurance that I understand the complexities and requirements of working in their organization and around patients.”